Tulipa

logic problems & word flowers

Five women each bought a different type of flowers, each a different colour, and for different reasons. Can you work out which woman bought which type of flower, what colour they were and why they bought them?

1 Jenny bought pink flowers for her flat.

Wednesday, 29 July, 2009, 12:00am

Dutch flowers always in bloom all over the world

When a Dutch resident of Taikoo Shing and his new wife were recently presented with an enormous bouquet of tulips at their wedding, the groom inquired jokingly if they had been flown in from the Netherlands.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Stranger than all that fiction

Fiction is not all that is on the menu at the 2006 Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival. This year's event serves up an array of authors who cater to every taste.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Global business in full bloom

The next time you embrace that bouquet of roses, remember, it is likely those flowers came from Africa. Not only roses but many varieties of flowers exported to Hong Kong and elsewhere come from all over the world including African countries, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia as well as Spain, Israel, South America and Asia, in addition to the Netherlands.

30 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Why does my dog pee a little everywhere he goes? Like their wolf relatives, dogs do this to mark out an area as their territory. When other dogs sniff these spots, they know they have to behave in this dog's area, get out, or fight to stay and be top dog.

3 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Maniacal consumers not exclusively HK

In light of the recent absurd manias that have swept Hong Kong, many have asked the question: is Hong Kong a psychotic city? There are legitimate grounds for the query.

Since the early 1980s, Hong Kong has lived through not one, not two, but three cake coupon panics.

Even more worryingly, two of those panics occurred this year and last.

24 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Seeds of ambition emerge to cultivate flower power as a lucrative cash harvest

Three centuries after tulip mania swept Europe, the mainland is proposing to cultivate flower production into its most lucrative cash crop.

There's plenty of room to grow.

24 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Picture of the Week

When it is spring again - or any season of the year - tulips from Amsterdam always make a special sight.

Even more so here, where there are row upon row of the lovely flowers at a nursery near Amsterdam, ready to be picked and selected for bouquets.

20 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

'Flower power' grew from tulip

EVER since the first tulip bloomed in Holland 400 years ago, this extraordinary flower has cast a spell of sorts on the national psyche.

It all started in Turkey. At the sultan's court, an envoy to the Ottoman empire was so taken by the flower that he sent one to Carolus Clusius, founder of the Hortus Botanicus (botanical garden) in Leiden.

30 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Exhibits salute national flower

HOLLAND is in the grip of tulip mania as the country celebrates the 400th anniversary of its famous flower.

Throughout this year, special tulip shows will be held, attracting visitors from around the world.

30 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Cutch treat

Every spring the flat landscape of Holland is transformed as vast fields of tulips blaze into colour. It is a sight that has to be seen, writes YVONNE MICHIE HORN.

IN MID-APRIL, rainbows stretch forever over the flat Dutch land. Sixteen thousand hectares of pale and deep pink, orange, purple, and yellows and reds so bright they scorch the eye. These are the tulip fields.

20 Mar 1994 - 12:00am